One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is that there's always a whole slew of new movies that get released! And this year, it seems like an innumerable amount of higly-anticipated films premiered the week before Christmas or the day of. From musicals like Les Mis to much more violent Django Unchained, those who were looking for an easy and fun way to spend the holiday had plenty of interesting flicks to choose from.

And since I myself love going to the movies with my family, I decided to round up 5 of the biggest films of this holiday season. These flicks are so varied in genre and subject, you're sure to find one for every occasion. Check them out below:

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Les Miserables

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Based off the stage musical, which was adapted from Victor Hugo's enormous novel, Les Misérables has recieved rave reviews and went to the top of the box office after opening day yesterday. Starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfriend, the flick has already earned many nominations and Hathaway is a surefire Oscar contender.


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Django Unchained

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Directed by the infamous Quentin Tarantino, this movie has recieved some major buzz. Jamie Foxx stars as Django, a  slave who teams up with a bounty hunter in an effort to rescue his wife from Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), an evil slaveholder. Though it's gotten fairly good reviews from critics, this movie definitely isn't one for kids as it features a lot of violence.


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Jack Reacher

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Jack Reacher is based off the popular Lee Child thriller books and features Tom Cruise in his favorite role--a quick-thinking, no-nonsense hero. Some weren't too happy with the choice of casting, but if you're a fan of Cruse and action movies, this should do the trick.

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The Guilt Trip

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This comedy stars Seth Rogen as an unlucky in love inventor in his 30s who takes his long-widowed mother, Joyce (aka Barbra Streisand), on a cross-country car trip. The perfect movie to see with your parents!


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This is 40

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Described as the "sort-of sequel" to Knocked Up, this movie follows Deb (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd) as a married couple who are trying to balance their relationship with parenthood. Check this one out with your significant other on date night!